Today’s meditation was skipped because I couldn’t convince anyone (even the cat) to leave me alone. Every time I tried to get a few minutes of peace, someone was popping in to ask a question, lick my ears, or complain about something. I finally just gave up and said fuck it.
Today’s draw is the Ten of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of painful endings, coming to the end of a painful or uncomfortable journey, and taking a pause to acknowledge that you’ve lost and then pick yourself up and try again.
It’s the latter that I see represented here in this particular imagery, with the person that lies beneath the pinning tips of the sword also represented walking away from that experience. It is a reminder that bad shit happens, but the strong carry on from it and continue moving forward.
Combined with the Thera-Pets card for today, the message that I see here in today’s cards is that sometimes endings hurt. Sometimes? They really hurt. But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel of all that pain if you just hold on and keep your focus trained ahead. Take a breath, learn what you can from the experience, and carry the knowledge forward as you keep going and move beyond the ending and the pain.
DECK USED: MY GARDEN DECK AND THERA-PETS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL CARDS
The #httSelfImprovementTarotChallenge Prompt
Question: What lights my soul on fire?
Reading Summary: Creating opportunities (Two of Seeds) for others to grow and manifest what is right for them in their lives (Eight of Cups). In this endeavor there is an element of nurturing energy that I put towards these things as I give gentle nudges to help people to grow and make the choices that are best for them (Listener of Seeds).
Take Away: I was actually surprised to see this come up as the answer to this question. There are a few different things I thought might come up, but this wasn’t at the top of the list. Not that I don’t take a great deal of joy in helping others in this manner, as I absolutely do and it’s a part of the reason that I do tarot readings for others. It brings me a great deal of joy to help people find the path that’s right for them.
DECK USED: FUTURE ANCESTOR TAROT
#DiscordTarotolicsApr2021 Challenge Prompt
Question: Where in your life do you need to direct more gratitude?
Reading Summary: It’s the ones around you that you hold dear (Two of Cups) that help create the security and stability of your home life (Ten of Coins) and encourage you foster connections with not just them but the world around you as well (The Star).
Take Away: I need to remember and acknowledge more often that I am not an island unto myself. The people in my life are my support system, my encouragement, my cheerleaders, and often my inspiration.
I often take these people for granted. Perhaps we all do from time to time. Hopefully not so much that they feel neglected, but I’m sure that they could absolutely benefit from me directing a bit more gratitude their way.
DECK USED: MY GARDEN DECK
Honestly, after I passed out at the grocery store, I wasn’t feeling completely up to RP. I’m glad that I did it anyway though, as it helped me find my center again and get comfortable in my own skin after the glucagon shot.